[Standards] UPDATED: XEP-0199 (XMPP Ping)

Mridul Muralidharan mridul at sun.com
Tue May 8 20:16:30 UTC 2007

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Maciek Niedzielski wrote:
>> Mridul Muralidharan wrote:
>>> XMPP Extensions Editor wrote:
>>>> Version 0.3 of XEP-0199 (XMPP Ping) has been released.
>>> IIRC, the bis spec was modified to allow for entities to send presence
>>> probes : it used to be only server who could do that.
>>> With xmpp ping xep, can we remove that requirement and go back to
>>> 3920/3921 behavior ?
> Presence probe is used to get the presence of someone in your roster. 
> Ping is used to check connectivity between you and some other entity on 
> the network (not necessarily something in your roster and it can be used 
> between any two entities). So they serve different purposes.

probe as used by servers satisfies the requirement you mention.
But the addition to bis spec [1] refers to other entities using probe 
for checking for connectivity.
This is the usecase I am refering to - and maybe can be removed from bis 
spec in favor of ping ?
Both are essentially checking for connectivity.



>> I think it was always allowed, but it was not recommended.
> Correct. And it's still not recommended.
> Peter

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